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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Playing Catch Up! While the Duke Was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan

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While the Duke Was Sleeping (The Rogue Files #1) by Sophie Jordan
Genre: Adult (Historical Romance/ Movie Retelling)
Date Published: October 25, 2016
Publisher: Avon

Sometimes the man of your dreams . . .

Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows it’s pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can’t hurt anyone . . . unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancĂ©e. But one person isn’t fooled: his arrogant and much too handsome half-brother, Struan Mackenzie. Soon Poppy isn’t sure what she wants more . . . the fantasy of her duke or the reality of one smoldering Scot who challenges her at every turn.

. . . is not who you think.

An illegitimate second son, Struan may have built an empire and established himself as one of the wealthiest men in Britain, but he knows he will always be an outsider among the ton. Just like he knows the infuriating Poppy is a liar. There’s no way the haughty Duke of Autenberry would deign to wed a working class girl. It doesn’t matter how charming she is. Or tempting. Or how much Struan wants her for himself.

While the Duke was Sleeping is the first book in The Rogue Files by Sophie Jordan. This was a retelling of the movie While You Were Sleeping, which is one of my favorite movies. I had to read it and try to forget the time period for it to work in my head, especially revolving around the coma. I enjoyed the characters though. Poppy has her head in the clouds through most of the book, but Struan does a good job of bringing her back to earth. Poppy has her heart set on marrying a Duke she doesn't know, but she has their fantasy life all mapped out in her head. Struan had a sort of plan too. He has a lot of emotional issues to work through, and I think arguing with Poppy actually helped both of them in a weird way. It's very hard not to picture Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman while reading, even through the naughty bits. This book definitely wasn't as innocent as the movie. There was quite a bit of naughtiness going on. Obviously, there were some other changes made as well, but I thought it followed fairly closely to main parts of the movie. It read almost like a fan fiction. This was a fun story though, and it kept me entertained. I'll definitely be reading more in this series. In fact, I've already read the next book too, but I can't post my review until the blog tour on Tuesday, so be sure to visit then!

The next book is even better! Read my review here!

Check out my reviews of some of this authors other books!

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

To learn more about Sophie Jordan and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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